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pretentious

  

      adj  
1    making claim to distinction or importance, esp. undeservedly  
2    having or creating a deceptive outer appearance of great worth; ostentatious  
  pretentiously      adv  
  pretentiousness      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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pretentious

  
  
affected, assuming, bombastic, conceited, exaggerated, extravagant, flaunting, grandiloquent, grandiose, highfalutin     (informal)   high-flown, high-sounding, hollow, inflated, magniloquent, mannered, ostentatious, overambitious, pompous, puffed up, showy, snobbish, specious, vainglorious  
  
Antonyms     
   modest, natural, plain, simple, unaffected, unassuming, unpretentious  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
to behave in a pretentious manner
fashionistas poncing around wearing designer earphones
n.
a pompous self-important official or person of rank / a powerful personage or pretentious official
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